SP4540 : Banbury Cross

taken 4 years ago, near to Banbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

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Banbury Cross
Banbury Cross

The Grade II* listed LinkExternal link Banbury Cross stands in the middle of a roundabout on the A361. The limestone cross by J. Gibbs of Oxford was erected in 1858 to commemorate the marriage of Victoria, Princess Royal, to the Crown Prince of Prussia. Additions made in 1914 include the figures of Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V. Carved by Boulton and Sons.
Banbury Cross

At one time Banbury had many crosses (The High Cross, The Bread Cross and The White Cross), but these were destroyed by Puritans on 26 July 1600. Banbury remained without a cross for more than 250 years until the current Banbury Cross was erected in 1859 at the centre of the town to commemorate the marriage of Victoria, Princess Royal (eldest child of Queen Victoria) to Prince Frederick of Prussia. The current Banbury Cross is a stone, spire-shaped monument decorated in Gothic form. Statues of Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V were added in 1914 to commemorate the coronation of George V. The cross is fifty-two feet six inches (16 metres) high, and topped by a gilt cross LinkExternal link.

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Date Taken
Monday, 16 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Road (from Tags)
A361 
Person (from Tags)
J Gibbs 
Date (from Tags)
1858  1914 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4532 4040 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.6080N 1:20.4233W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4535 4042
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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